This version of the Veritas low angle block plane is about a third the size of the original. At just under 60mm long and 19mm wide, it is a useful size for small-scale work or where a larger plane would be difficult to use. The low 12° bed angle combined with the 25° blade bevel gives it a cutting angle of 37°, making it also suitable for end-grain use. The stainless steel Norris-style adjuster lets you set the 12.7mm wide A2 blade with precision. The body is made from investment-cast stainless steel, and has a fixed mouth, machined sides and a ground sole. Weighs 48g. Made in Canada. Supplied in a French-fitted embossed leatherette box.
26 May 2014
Makes me smile!!Been looking at this for quite a while & finally took the plunge. It really is beautifully made, like all Veritas products I guess, it's just that my woodworking skills don't warrant the prices/quality of their full size tools! So anyway, I know one is supposed to hone the blade etc before use but I just wanted to see if it was any good - certainly wasn't let down. Straight out of the box I set the blade to put a chamfer in a small section of very old English oak (very hard). It whistled, the shaving was thinner than tracing paper...